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Hearst, The Independent, London Evening Standard, offer publications by location

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London, United Kingdom (PRWEB UK) 12 March 2014

The five star Royal Garden Hotel, in Kensington, London, will today be a part of publishing history. A partnership with digital publishing experts Exact Editions, and bespoke distributor Gold Key Media, means that the hotel will see a number of high profile titles, such as Esquire, The Spectator and Time Out, being freely digitally available to non subscribers, based on user location, for the first time.

A brand new Apple iOS app, will allow anyone within the premises of the Royal Garden Hotel, to have the luxury of full access to a wide range of magazines. A wide range of titles, from monthly glossies, such as Dazed and Confused, Harper’s Bazaar and Esquire, to daily newspapers London Evening Standard, and The Independent, will all be freely available, at the flick of a finger on any guests iPhone or iPad.

The new Gold Key Media/ Exact Editions app, downloadable in seconds from the Apple App Store, harnesses Exact Edition’s ByPlace technology, to provide unlimited access to a wide variety of publications to app users. Furthermore, once an issue has been synced the reader will be able to carry the issue around in their pocket wherever they may be.

Publishers have used locations, such as hotels and airport lounges, as prime locations for targeted placement to distribute their print magazines and newspapers. This new app demonstrates the potential of such distribution when it can be done digitally. Any reader of the titles will not only be able to access the issue and be tempted to subscribe, but will automatically walk away with it in their pocket, further increasing the contact time with the magazine issue.

The ability for publishers to target subscribers, by promoting and selling their digital editions at
various locations, has obvious potential benefits for those seeking to maximise the commercial
potential of digital magazine content. This unique showcasing of the service at the Royal Garden
Hotel in Kensington promises to set an example in helping publishers to further expand their

The Gold Key Media app is available in the App Store, here -

The following titles are available via the app at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington -

Dazed & Confused
Grand Designs
Harper’s Bazaar
The Spectator
Time Out London
London Evening Standard
The Independent
Bloomberg Businessweek

Daryl Rayner, Managing Director of Exact Editions said about the deal: “As the first company to put a magazine on Newsstand, at Exact Editions we are delighted to be pioneering another groundbreaking first in digital publishing making magazines and newspapers freely accessible to guests in luxury hotels. This deal demonstrates the huge potential reach for publishers and digital magazines.”

Chris Horn, Managing Director of Gold Key Media said about the deal: “Gold Key Media are delighted to be leading the way in helping our publisher clients to reach readers in new, innovative and revenue generating ways. This opportunity highlights huge potential for publishers in reaching new markets with their digital content.”

About Exact Editions
Exact Editions is a digital publishing company based in London. We're a team of producers, developers and designers who turn magazines into dynamic and user friendly digital editions. We make magazines available for reading online, on iPad, iPhone and Android mobile devices. 

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About Gold Key Media

Gold Key Media was established in 2001 and has grown to be the World’s largest distributor of press to the leisure, travel and corporate sectors. As a business we increase magazine circulation and distribution through targeted media placement. We represent over 200 international publishers, distributing over 60 million copies per annum across a complete range of international venues and global events.

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